Dell's Unveils 26-inch LCD HD with Philips Input

Computer maker Dell has introduced a new 26-inch HD LCD monitor (model W2607C (opens in new tab), a successor to its W2600 and W2606C units. The new unit’s specs and performance markers include 600:1 contrast ratio, 500cd/m2 brightness, a 1366 x 768 panel, and an 89-degree viewing angle--along with an integrated ATSC tuner.

Dell recently selected the Philips Nexperia TV810 (opens in new tab) semiconductor reference design for the W2607C. According to both companies, the Nexperia scheme enables state-of-the art picture quality in analog and DTV signals, along with advanced connectivity features for easy connections to virtually all audio/video and PC products--including game consoles, DVRs, Microsoft Media Center PCs, and (not yet obtainable) Blu-ray DVD players.

The relatively high number of inputs (especially for its size and lower-end price points) includes three composite ins, two S-Video, two component, two analog coax, DVI, and VGA. According to published reports, MSRP reportedly is under $1,200.